Due to an increase in both the deer and white-footed mouse population, 2017 is slated to be a particularly bad year for Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease have increased steadily over the last 2-3 decades. Lyme disease is caused by an infection from the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (a parasite). This is most […]
At Westchester Health, we’ve seen our share of nosebleeds over the years. Starting when your child is in preschool and continuing through the teenage years, periodic nosebleeds are just a fact of life, explains Heather Magnan, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, in a recent blog. Although nosebleeds can be alarming, most are not serious. […]
Most people know that smoking is seriously harmful to their health, potentially even deadly. But what they often overlook are the dangers of secondhand smoke. Here at Westchester Health, what we find especially troubling is the fact that secondhand smoke is especially harmful to children, explains Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, […]
Starting with your child’s preschool years and continuing into adolescence and the teenage years, he/she is almost certain to have at least one nosebleed, perhaps even several. (Some children have several a week.) Although nosebleeds can be alarming and yes, messy, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics want you to know that they are neither abnormal […]
Even though we’re in the middle of summer, here at Westchester Health we still see a fair amount of colds and sinus infections (sinusitis). Patients come in sneezing and coughing with watery eyes and a stuffy nose, and want to know: is it a cold or a sinus infection? Our answer: the type of symptoms […]
Here at Westchester Health, we see a fair amount of eczema. Fortunately, it’s not contagious, but it does tend to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make it worse, such as stress, allergies and sweating, which can cause itchy, painful flare-ups.
Most people know how damaging, potentially even deadly, smoking is for their health. But what often gets overlooked are the dangers of secondhand smoke, causing up to 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease to nonsmoking adults in the U.S. each year. But here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, what we […]
Summer is here, which means a lot of swimming and therefore, a lot of swimmer’s ear. Here at Westchester Health, we tend to see a lot of this condition and offer parents this information to help them know how to treat it and better yet, avoid it altogether, because it can be very painful.
Here at Westchester Health, a lot of our parents want to know whether or not their child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), what it means, and what to do about it. When a child is not doing well in school, finds it hard to sit still, is constantly restless and/or seems to have trouble […]
Summer is finally here, and you know what that means…a lot of swimming and consequently, a lot of swimmer’s ear. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re all too familiar with this painful condition and would like to share some information to help families avoid it in the future. What causes swimmer’s ear? Swimmer’s ear is an […]